Formation of a regional health services commission to share costs

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

County

 

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

La Crosse, Monroe, Sauk, Richland, Vernon, Crawford, Juneau, Chippewa, Marinette, Rock, Trempealeau, Outagamie, Winnebago

 

County

Chippewa
Crawford
Juneau
La Crosse
Marinette
Monroe
Outagamie
Richland
Rock
Sauk
Trempealeau
Vernon
Winnebago

 

Region

 

 

Type of Agreement

Missisippi Valley Health Services Commission

 

Implementation and Incubation

  • Desire to share costs of providing nursing home and care services to the developmentally disabled
  • Costs include the gap in the actual costs and the amount covered by Medicaid

 

Factors Involved

Need for increased cost sharing

 

Benefits

Need for increased cost sharing

 

Results

  • Intergovernmental cooperation agreement established that created the Mississippi Valley Health Service Statuatory
  • Authority granted to counties authority to compute the assessments to share costs
  • WI Attorney General issued opinion in October 2009 confirming county authority to collectively furnish and fund nursing homes
  • Ability to participate in the initiative of provision of services for counties involved, without regards to county size
  • La Crosse county no longer needed to subsidize services to other county residents through local taxpayer dollars
  • La Crosse County taxpayer positive impact of approximately $1,000,000 per year generated

 

Web Site

 

 

Project Contact

Steve O'Malley
La Crosse County Administrator
400 4th Street, North Room 3301
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-785-9700
omalley.steve@co.la-crosse.wi.us

 

Contact

 

 

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